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The U.N. Watch

Reported by Eleanor - September 18, 2004 -

John Kasich on Heartland (Sept. 18, 8:00 p.m) did a searing report on the U.N., calling it the U.N. Watch segment and quoting Annan as saying the U.N. is not in conformity with the charter on the Sudan. Jed Babbin, author of "Inside the Asylum," a book about the U.N. was the guest.

Babbin: Annan is political. Less than a week before Bush's speech, and he's an outlaw. They pick a fight with the U.S. Kasich: People don't like the U.S. 50,000 people have died in the Sudan - 10,000 a month. The U.N. punted today. What are they waiting for? Babbin: They want the U.S. to do the job for them. They are not concerned with the major problems in the world. Kasich: Why not vote to impose sanctions for genocide? Babbin: They don't want to be seen as siding with Islamic countries. Kasich: They want the oil, and don't want to be cut off from the oil. Babbin: They want oil preferences, and are more interested in oil than in stopping the genocide. Militias are massacring people. They should be acting to stop it, and they are playing with oil contracts. Kasich: Iran is developing nuclear energy. Babbin: They won't address Iran because of the oil. The U.N. won't stand up and say the U.S. is right. Kasich: They are failing in the Sudan. Iran is developing nuclear power. They are not capable of making decisions. We must figure another way to get things done.

Comment: For months, Fox has been pushing a negative U.N. story. Now it appears to be coming to a head as the U.N. stubbornly refuses to support Bush.